Summary: Best brand of rice cooker on the market in my opinion. Rice is ready and cooked to perfection when you want it. Not just a hot pot to boil water like other brands. Highly recommend this brand if you are in the market for a rice cooker. Don't waste your money on other brands even if you think they are reputable. This one really cooks rice!
Summary: I wish it was a little easier to use or that it gave some sort of indication that it was working and set to go. It does have really good results though! Rice, Quinoa & Steel cut oats are perfect every time!
Summary: This rice cooker cooks the rice but that's about all the good things I can say about it. If the rice is left in the cooker until the "warm" stage it comes out browned on the bottom and sometimes with a crust. I've had to explain this to dinner guests but I don't think they believe me. It tastes fine. The inside top of the cooker is hard to clean. It accumulates rice starch that has to be scraped off. My last cooker had a lid that could be removed to clean.
Summary: I tried making brown rice according to the directions. it turned out OK, but a little burnt on the bottom. Also, you can't do a one step recipe like steaming food/meat and cooking rice at the same time. You will need to open the cooker part way through the rice cooking cycle to add the veggies/meat. I don't really see how this is going to save me any time or make clean-up easier.
Summary: (Original Review posted 12-28-09) One of the best values out there. I've been using it (bought elsewhere) for about a year and a half, and have made all sorts of grains, soups, steam buns, poached fish, cupcakes...really, you name it, I've tried cooking it. That said: -The white rice and brown rice buttons, so far as I can tell, mainly affect how quickly the heating element works, and I've been happy with their performance.
Summary: Aroma ARC-960SB 10-Cup Cool Touch Digital Programmable Rice Cooker, Stainless We like this rice cooker and have no problems or complaints. It turns out the rice fluffy everytime. At the store you will pay almost the same for the same brand in plastic, with just the basic on/off. There are also some stainless models out there with these features, that only hold 5-cups and are the same price. P.S.
Summary: We loved our Aroma ARC-1000 so much that we bought this as a present for my brother-in-law's family. The stainless steel finish looked nicer in their kitchen than our white rice cooker. We should have taken a closer look at the picture because although it has the same number of buttons, it does not have the same features. There is no quick rice function here, and it does not give a countdown of the final 9 minutes before the rice is ready.